History is a very broad subject. There are some things in life that are just obvious. Like painfully obvious. The sky is blue. Okay…duh? Then there are things that aren’t essentially obvious however still kind of make sense.
Just like the fact that Canada is that the second largest country in the world. But 90th of Canadians live inside 100 miles of the USA border. Most of the time, it’s to be broken up into many different classifications to create it more manageable. Since this subject is so broad, there’s absolutely no way you can cover it all, especially not in great detail. History is full of curious facts. Here, author and journalist rounds up ten of the most surprising…
15 Weird Historical Facts That Sound Cool :-
Winston Churchill loved smoking cigars.
Like, extremely loved it. Winston Churchill famously declared that he restricted himself to 15 cigars per day. That is a very generous limit, even for British Bulldog himself.
Einstein might have been president!
Albert Einstein was offered a presidential seat in Israel. He declined.
These 2 men look nearly identical. They had the same name and they were sent to the same prison. Before imprisonment that they had never met. They are the reason why fingerprints are currently used to identify people.
The shortest war ever lasted less than an hour.
The Anglo-Zanzibar War lasted only 38 minutes, creating it the shortest war in history.
Anna Mae Dickinson should be the luckiest person ever.
This has to be the luckiest lady to ever live. Over the course of her life she survived the sinking of the titanic and the Lusitania, the Hindenburg explosion, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, at which point her apartment was destroyed by the collapse of the world Trade Center. I feel we’ve finally tracked down woman Luck herself.
Kim Jong-il loved writing music.
Over the course of his life, this infamous dictator composed six operas.
There was (probably) a large Argentinian bird.
This bird is believed to be the biggest bird ever to fly. It had a wingspan of roughly 21 feet and it loomed over our planet around six million years ago.
Impossible dolls were found in Idaho.
Scientists found a small doll whereas digging a well in 1889. The figure was found about 320 feet below the surface in town, Idaho which is peculiar, since that would date the doll back to a time before humans lived in this area. Researchers still do not know how it ended up there.
A ghost ship sent a message in Morse code.
In 1948, the SS Ourang Medan sent various distress calls to ships in Morse code that were very eerie. “All officers as well as captain, are dead lying in chart room and bridge. possibly whole crew dead”. The following message simply said, “I die.” When the ship was found, all of the passengers were dead, frozen with their mouths open and facing the sky with contorted looks on their faces. Since there have been no signs of injury on their bodies.
Flour sacks were fashionable.
During the dust bowl, people sewed clothes out of flour sacks when money was tight. When flour distributers heard about this, they created their bags a lot of colourful that the subsequent clothing would be more engaging. Always lookin’ out!
Generals brought hookers along for their men.
Civil War General Joseph Hooker brought prostitutes along for his troopers to keep them sexually glad. His legacy is thus (in)famous that his name is currently synonymous with the world’s oldest profession.
The Holy Grail has a GPS location?
The inscription on this mysterious monument reads “DOUOSVAVVM”. Nobody is aware of who wrote it or what it means that, however several believe that it’s a code left by the Knights Templar that reveals the location of the Holy Grail.
Grigori Rasputin just wouldn’t die.
Rasputin endured multiple murder attempts in one day in 1916. He was shot, stabbed and poisoned by various people and he managed to survive. After all that, the cold waters of Russia are what eventually killed him.
Mysterious spheres are found in Africa.
Miners in South Africa have unearthed quite a few perfectly shaped spheres that are all etched with a similar 3 lines around the center. They’re presumed to be nearly 3 billion years old. However aside from that, not a lot of understood about their origins.
The Guanajuato Mummies probably died horrible deaths.
Since I guarantee that even a number of the most avid history buffs surprised by a minimum of a few of these facts. Memorize this list, and you may be the reigning champion of random trivia. Currently go out into the world to shock and amaze.
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